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2008-09-14 18:00:16

By Ken Oxley YOU would expect the director of a new film to recommend it to as wide an audience as possible. But I think Mark Herman has honourable intentions beyond boosting his own bank balance when he says he believes parents should encourage their children to see The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, released on Friday. The film, a 12A, examines the relationship between the son of a Nazi and a Jewish boy who is being held captive in a concentration camp. It's grim stuff and there's no...

2008-09-14 00:00:19

By Nicholas Barber Film 2 Pineapple Express David Gordon Green 111 MINS, 15 The Women Diane English 114 MINS, 12A Eden Lake James Watkins 90 MINS, 18 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Mark Herman 94 MINS, 12A Do we really need another comedy produced by Judd Apatow this year? Probably not, but Pineapple Express is the best of them, and it could be the year's best comedy, full stop. It still has the semi- improvised, man-childish banter you'd expect from the Judd Squad; the difference is...

2008-09-12 03:00:15

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS (12A) STARS: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Jack Scanlon, Rupert Friend, Sheila Hancock. DIRECTOR: Mark Herman. BASED on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas relives the horrors of the Second World War from the perspective of an eight-year-old German tyke, who is blissfully unaware of the vital role played by his Nazi officer fatherin the unfolding tragedy. The subject matter is incredibly bleak and the final act of this...

2008-09-11 06:00:25

By Steve Pratt, Damon Smith; Damon Smith The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (12A, 94mins) ***** Stars: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Jim Norton, Cara Horgan THE friendship of Bruno and Shmuel is both unexpected and touching. One is the son of a Nazi commandant, the other is a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. They get to know each other separated by a barbed wire fence. They are...


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